Legge, George, Lld
Legge, George, LL.D.
a Scotch Congregational minister, was born at Huntley, Aberdeenshire, October 10, 1802. He became a student of King's College, Aberdeen, in 1819, completing his curriculum in 1825, and receiving his degree of M.A.; was converted in 1828; entered Highbury College to prepare for the ministry in 1830, and in 1832 became pastor at Bristol. In 183,5 he accepted a call to the pastorate of Gallowtree-gate Chapel, Leicester, and in that capacity continued till his death, January 24, 1861. In 1859 he was chairman of the Congregational Union. Dr. Legge was a man of noble qualities, endowed with a strong intellect, a glowing imagination, a loving heart, and great constancy of purpose. His principal publications were, Principles of Noncorformity: — Christianity: in Harmony with Man's Nature, Present and Progressive: — The Range and Limitations of Human Knowledge, besides several single sermons. See (Loud.) Cong. Year-book, 1862, page 247.